Playcentre Messy Play Week is a free event for families with babies and pre-school age children being held from Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August at Playcentres across Aotearoa. Centres in our region include Coromandel, Whangamata, Whitianga, Tairua, Thames-Parawai, Ngatea, Turua, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Waihi and Waihi Beach. Playcentre Messy Play Week is a […]

On 27 October 2021 Local Government Minister Nania Mahuta confirmed that the Three Waters Reform would now be mandatory for all councils. Central Government is moving ahead with the formation of four water entities across the country. There’s now a transitional process happening so that the Entities will be managing three waters by 2024. In […]

At 12 noon this Friday nominations close for the 2022 Local Body Elections. As at 2:30pm Tuesday this is the current situation of the number of candidates and positions available. Thames Coromandel Coromandel/Colville Mercury Bay South Eastern Tairua/ Pauanui Thames Total Shortfall Mayor Nominations 4 Mayor Positions 1 0 Council Nominations 1 2 2 n/a […]

Come on Coromandel we can claim a piece of this. Andrew an ex Colville Primary and Coromandel Area School student and Coromandel Swimming Club member achieved the ultimate with a gold medal in the 50m backstroke in Birmingham today. He’s now swimming with the Pukekohe Swimming Club but we can all share in the success […]

The recent case of an unprovoked attacked on Goldfields Mall Manager, John Freer has raised awareness of a growing problem that exists in New Zealand and it appears to also be a growing issue on the Coromandel. The group involved in John’s attack were 6 or 7 young people around 14 to 16 years of […]

Coromandel has bucked the property value trend and is showing an average asking price of $1,317,265 well ahead of major areas like Auckland ($1,169,463) Wellington ($968,976) and Canterbury ($730,314). The national average asking price was $942,961. Coromandel at $1,317,265 was up 13.6%. Spokesperson for, Vanessa Williams says, “While the rest of the country saw […]

Emergency services are in attendance at a truck crash at the intersection of State Highway 25 and State Highway 2, Waitakaruru. The crash occurred about 10:10am. The truck has rolled and the driver is currently trapped. The truck’s container reportedly collided with another car as it rolled, however initial indications are the occupants of the […]

Bad weather is currently hampering reconnection efforts in the eastern parts of Powerco’s electricity network. Customers in the Manawaru area, south of Te Aroha have been without power since 7:15am Monday morning after lines came down in high winds. The strong winds made it unsafe for field crews to scale ladders and carry out repairs […]

Photo credit: The Valley Profile John Freer Mayoral candidate and Goldfield’s shopping mall manager was assaulted at Goldfields Mall late yesterday afternoon. He has suffered bruising and cuts to his face as the result of an unprovoked attack by several youths that according to John Freer were aged between 14 and 16. The attack happened […]

Whangamata’s Harbour Care body will maintain its battle against mangrove proliferation of the town’s water ways. At its annual general meeting last Saturday, retiring chairman Kerry Gibb told those present that the management of the mangroves must be better handled and with less impact on costs and the foreshore. Gibb noted to members that while […]

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